Born and raised in south London, UK, Jake began playing drums at the age of 3 and during his school years taught himself to play piano and bass guitar. By the age of 16 he had completed his grade 8 drums at Trinity College London, and had begun teaching the instrument.
At 19, whilst studying marketing at university, Jake had begun to make a living as a part-time session musician playing drums and bass on various jazz and rock records for a variety of international artists, including the Grammy-award winning Duffy.
Marketing manager by day, songwriter and session musician by night, Jake began working with artists such as Cynthia Erivo, Gabrielle, and boy band Blue. Soon after, Jake began to try his hand at writing songs for himself, eventually landing his first major festival opening ‘The Other Stage’ at world-renowned Glastonbury music festival. Now signed to the iconic Sir Elton John’s Rocket Music, Jake Isaac has since worked with and supported Ella Eyre, Paloma Faith, Angus and Julia Stone, and Elton John himself.
Having produced and played all instruments on his 4 EPs and debut album ‘Our Lives’, he has played sold out shows and tours in the USA Belgium, UK, Netherlands and France and Germany.
17:15 – 18:00
Thursday, 14 Feb
Songwriters often remain behind the scenes. Mac and Phil have written for the likes of Emeli Sande and Chainsmokers. Today they share their experiences of life behind the scenes, in conversation with Jake Isaac.